Assistant/Associate Professor- Intelligent Cons...

The University of Texas at El Paso

United States

November 11, 2021

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Assistant/Associate Professor- Intelligent Construction Technology

Category: Engineering Department: Civil Engineering Locations: El Paso, TX Posted: Sep 21, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 21-08 Position ID: 137137

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About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is America's leading Hispanic-serving university. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. Ninety-four percent of UTEP's nearly 25,000 students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to go to college. At UTEP, students have access to 168 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs in nine colleges and schools. UTEP is the only open- access, top tier research university in America, yet its retention rates exceed those of selective institutions.

Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. It is one of only 28 institutions in the U.S. and 3 in Texas to hold both top tier research and community engagement distinctions from the Carnegie Foundation.

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $108 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities.

The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value. Almost 25% of graduates from the poorest backgrounds reach the top income quintile, placing UTEP in the top 10 universities in American for social mobility.

About the College of Engineering and Civil Engineering Department:

The College of Engineering has seven departments with nearly 120 full-time faculty and over 4,500 students. The college is consistently ranked in the top 5 schools in the continental U.S. in awarding bachelor degrees to Hispanics.

The Department of Civil Engineering has 19 full-time faculty and 750 students enrolled in accredited BS in Civil Engineering, BS in Construction Engineering & Management, MS in Civil Engineering, ME in Civil & Environmental Engineering, and PhD in Civil Engineering degree programs. The Department organizes and actively encourages its students to participate in its global programs, including the faculty-led study abroad programs to Brazil, Czech Republic, Mexico, Peru, as well as the Dual Master Degrees Program in Smart Cities with Czech Technical University.

UTEP strongly encourages inter-disciplinary research and, through the department of civil engineering, is one of the leaders in the United States in Real-Time/Continuous Construction Monitoring and Controls. The International Society for Intelligent Construction has provided access to its worldwide network of experts in that area. A world leader of manufacturing construction equipment, through a non-disclosure agreement with UTEP, has provided and will provide access to state-of-the-art and emerging technology. UTEP plays a significant role in that area in the National Road Research Alliance (a research group comprising of ten DOTS).

The civil engineering faculty members participate in research activities through the following centers affiliated with the Department: Center for Transportation Infrastructure Systems (CTIS); Center for Environmental Resource Management (CERM); Center for Inland Desalination Systems (CIDS); NSF-Funded Engineering Research Center for Advancing Sustainability through Powered Infrastructure for Roadway Electrification (ASPIRE); NSF-Funded Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment Systems (NEWT); USDOT-Funded Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT); USDOT-Funded Southern Plains Transportation Center (SPTC); USDOT- Funded Center for Connected Cities for Smart Mobility towards Accessible & Resilient Transportation (C2SMART); USDOT-Funded Center for Transportation, Environment & Community Health (CTECH); USDOT-Funded Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy, and Health (CARTEEH); DHS- funded Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency (CAOE).

Job Description:

The Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor to start in the Fall 2022 semester in the area of intelligent construction technology. The creation of this position is motivated by the need to develop intelligent and sustainable construction technologies that will lead to a reduction in infrastructure construction cost, increased productivity and significant improvements in construction and operation safety.

The successful candidate is expected to: (1) contribute to the Department's undergraduate and graduate (MS and PhD) programs; (2) develop a sustainable, nationally recognized and externally funded research program; (3) participate in intelligent construction inter-disciplinary research with colleagues within and outside the Department, including other departments at UTEP, and our national and international partners; and (4) advise and mentor students in their education, research, and professional development consistent with the missions of the Department, the College, and the University.

Requirements:

Applicants should have an earned Ph.D. degree in civil engineering or a closely related field. We are seeking a scholar with strong capability and passion to apply/expand expertise in intelligent construction technology and other related civil engineering sub-disciplines. Candidate should demonstrate teaching and research capabilities in at least one of the following emerging areas that complement the existing faculty's expertise: smart systems, sustainable environmental systems, advanced materials and manufacturing, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and data science. Professional registration or eligibility to become a P.E. in the State of Texas is highly desirable. Applicants seeking an appointment at the associate professor level should have a track record of research leadership in the field nationally.

Additional Information:

Hiring decisions are based on budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at titleix@utep.edu, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidates must submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a detailed curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for at least three professional references, (4) degree transcripts, (5) a statement of research (maximum two pages), (6) a statement of contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and (7) a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching interests (maximum two pages). Questions about this position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Cesar Carrasco ccarras@utep.edu.

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